Sunday, January 29, 2017

Zero Hedge — Trump Slams McCain, Graham: "Stop Trying To Start World War III"


The grandaddy of all smackdowns. And it was well-deserved.

(sound of more heads exploding.)

13 comments:

Noah Way said...

Remember what happened to JFK when he crossed the MIC.

John said...

"Stop Trying To Start World War III"

That's my job, Trump says, later adding "My daughter has a great ass, and her tits, don't get me started on those amazing hooters..."

Penguin pop said...

He'll do it anyway with the war in Iran. It's coming.

Bob said...

Why was this smack-down deserved? McCain and Graham were talking sense.

Tom Hickey said...

Because just about everything else they have saying as to do with putting Russia in US sights and warning Trump away from Putin.

John said...

Penguin: "He'll do it anyway with the war in Iran."

Somebody explained the ratcheting up of tension with Iran as a deliberate way of rising oil prices and inflation. I can only hope they're right, but I have my suspicions that the Likudniks and the Wahhabis have got a friend in Trump.

The only thing that could stop the madness is Trump knowing that Iran would rain merry hell on every resort, hotel, golf course and business interest he's involved in. No guests, no money. This is a man with lots of debts and on top of that all his associates will run for the hills. Thousands of rich mangled corpses at a Trump hotel is not good advertising. And insurance doesn't pay out for terrorist attacks. Trump could yet leave the White House penniless...

Malmo's Ghost said...

FYI, Trump has 55% approval and rising (probably higher too, but not all people admit their like for fear of somehow being outed and being publicly shamed by hateful, intolerant liberals):

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/political_updates/prez_track_jan27

The God-Emperor is doing a fantastic job. Just look at the loony left (the coalition of the fringes) in all its insane, infantile reactions to Trump keeping his campaign promises.





Malmo's Ghost said...

BTW, when it comes to working people, Trump is far more liberal and beneficial than Obama or any Democrat for that matter. Hint: that's why Establishment, country club Republicans hate him too.

John said...

Malmo: "The God-Emperor is doing a fantastic job."

Nice satirical description, but there's truth in it because at the start of every presidency there is a staggeringly weird idea that this time it's different, this God-Emperor who we do not deserve, especially Obama the God-Emperor of the God-Emperors. This sudden transmutation of a human politician into a demigod is the oddest thing.

"Fantastic" depends on your politics, but he's certainly keeping some of his promises. No one can complain on that front. He hasn't locked up Killary, so he's broken one promise there. That was a rousing and most welcome promise to make, and no one can argue that it was an unscripted slip of the tongue because he used to rouse his fan base into an almighty delirium by roaring it himself countless times. I wouldn't necessarily keep count, though. Like all God-Emperors before him, he's going to disappoint big time. A real God-Emperor of Japan once promised victory and untold empire, yet he ended up as a constitutional monarch answering to a man called Douglas from Little Rock, Arkansas.

Magpie said...

John said...

I can only hope they're right, but I have my suspicions that the Likudniks and the Wahhabis have got a friend in Trump.

Good point. Trump is far from being disliked in Israel (which goes to show that the Trump=Hitler equation always was bullshit):

"Why Israel Loves Donald Trump"

... and why that’s awkward for Israel.

By Gregg Carlstrom
March 20, 2016
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/03/donald-trump-israel-2016-netanyahu-213748

I'd keep one eye on Jared Kushner and Breitbart Jerusalem.

Greg said...

First off, the Trump=Hitler equation has nothing to do with Jews. One can be Hitlerite and not choose Jews as the enemy. Its a propensity to look for "others" in your otherwise pure society that are ruining it for everyone. That other can be Mexican, Arab or even Librul. Now Im not calling him Hitler here, Im just pointing out that the analogy is apt even if Jews arent the target.

Secondly @Malmo, I dont know about being far more liberal for working people. Thats been true in the more distant past if you have followed some of his views but he now seems to want to lower wages overall ( he has said they are too high almost as often as "lock er up") and he is pandering to social conservatives........ who are interested only in white, conservative working people.

Noah Way said...

Misdirection - Trump will start a war with China, not Russia. But that's OK because they were next anyway.

Magpie said...

Greg said...

First off, the Trump=Hitler equation has nothing to do with Jews. One can be Hitlerite and not choose Jews as the enemy.

Give me a break. One can be a Nazi without being anti-Semite. One can be a Nazi, without being pan-Germanist. One can be a Nazi without being a Nazi.

This is the legacy of liberalism: one can re-define words to mean whatever one wants them to mean. It's no longer war of aggression, it's "pre-emptive strike". One can disregard Geneva Convention for the treatment of prisoners of war: now they are "enemy combatants". One can kill civilians willy-nilly: "collateral damage".

Trump is a demagogue, he is dangerous, and inept. But to bullshit and manipulate people into fearing him irrationally it's not the way. It's reckless, it's irresponsible, and it's bound to backfire.

That's what you are doing.